Thursday, July 28th, 2016 11:39 am
Are the answers to this thread reflective of the current state of accessing entry comments via an API? Or has anything changed? (In particular, [staff profile] denise mentions a possible new API designed in the 21st century.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2016 05:47 am

Posted by karen

My first lunch time back in Tokyo and I had to resist buying far too much sushi.  I miss it when I travel.  I sometimes buy it in other countries but it’s not the same.  I worry about eating sushi in places far from the sea, or in places where raw fish isn’t commonly eaten, so I tend to buy rolls that contain vegetables or cooked fish. But never avocado as I can’t stand the green mushy stuff and hate that American sushi chefs are fascinated with it.

I did get a shock in a Japanese restaurant in Florida as they served an “Atom Bomb Roll”.  This horrifyingly named roll contained salmon and spiced tuna.  I can’t imagine that anyone Japanese was involved in that restaurant.  Oddly named sushi seemed to be a theme as they also had a “Beauty and the Beast Roll” that contained tuna, eel, crab, avocado, and cream cheese, which sounds disgusting.   Thankfully today’s sushi was amazing.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 03:08 pm

Posted by karen

I’m really pleased to be back home. But there is one thing that I really didn’t miss…

5.3 Quake in Ibaraki

5.3 Quake in Ibaraki

… my apartment block jerking and swaying.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 01:36 am
Enjoyed hanging out with our Texas relatives these past few days, but like most visits it was over far too soon. However, they also have a week-long school break at Thanksgiving, so it is looking likely that we will visit them then.

Saw the new Star Trek movie with the usual suspects and enjoyed it a lot. I'm more likely to rewatch it than the previous films in the reboot series. If you've seen it, you can probably guess why. (Hint: soundtrack.)

I found one of my desired PS3 games, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix, at the library, so I started playing Birth By Sleep. I also watched the included movie of cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, which I started playing on the DS but never finished. The KH universe is complicated, but eventually I will figure out what the heck is going on. I have resorted to taking notes.

Speaking of the library, I have discovered the books of Leigh Bardugo and am reading them all as fast as I can. More details at [community profile] kareila_books for the curious.

The rest of my week looks to involve more book-reading and game-playing, but I also need to do some back-to-school shopping for the boys. Connor's sneakers are trashed and Will's jeans are about four inches too short.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 10:28 am
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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 09:43 am

Posted by karen

I’m finally on my way back to Japan. I did manage to pack a lot into my two months but I always feel like I could do more as there were people I didn’t manage to contact never-mind see. I was going to write about the highlights of my trip but I’m tired and finding it hard to think past last week.

I’m looking forward to being home.

Sunday, July 24th, 2016 07:11 pm
The crusader equivalent of 'are we there yet' was to realise they were somewhere foreign and start killing people a bit.
Even if they were not in fact on the same continent as there, yet.


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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 09:48 am
Code tour code tour CODE TOUR aaaaaah. A buch of new themes, plus a lot of tidying!

Edit: and a belated welcome to [github.com profile] rshatch, who I am pretty sure has their first fix featured in this code tour!

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 04:38 pm
... which means just three more weeks until school starts again. Registration and school supplies are done, and Will finished the first of his two summer reading assignments last night, so we're in reasonably good shape. We found out yesterday that Connor will be in the same class this year as his favorite pal, so he has that to look forward to.

The kids seemed to enjoy their day camp at McWane last week learning about computer animation, but they wouldn't tell me much about the curriculum. Meanwhile I enjoyed having some time to be out of the house without having to look after them. Simple pleasures.

Still doing swim lessons on Saturdays. Both kids are making slow but obvious progress.

I've seen the new Ghostbusters movie twice, once with a group of girlfriends and once with Robby and Connor. Holtzmann is my new hero.

I've decided to get a used Playstation 3 for my birthday and I already have a list of 4 games I eventually want to get for it. I should probably finish at least one of my LEGO games first before starting something new, though...

My sister-in-law and her family are visiting from Texas, arriving tomorrow and staying through Sunday, so we will probably be hanging out with them most of the coming weekend.

August will be here before we know it.